Banana peels are the most common things to dispose of, hence we tend to think there are no additional uses for them. However, did you know that “the flesh of the banana is rich in multiple nutrients and carbohydrates.It’s quite high in vitamins B6, B12, potassium and magnesium.The sugary content is the topmost when the banana peel turns black”.
We guessing you never knew of such right, weird isn’t it? But it’s actually true. It’s most probably because a banana is one of the more common fruits to ever find or eat. So next time peel and eat, think twice before throwing away the peel, as it’s benefits may even save your life one day. Nevertheless, these are the most useful things a banana peel can be beneficial for:
1. BRIGHTTEN YOUR SKIN
Banana peels assist in exfoliating the skin and “leaving a slight residue on your skin”. Try making a banana peel face mask by squashing the peels, apply on your face while massaging it and leave to dry off for at least 20-30 minutes. Wash off your face with average temperature water and quickly moisturize your face.
2. WHITEN YOUR TEETH
Applying banana peels on your teeth by rubbing them leads to brighter teeth. The potassium in ripe bananas, to be specific, is much more effective as it assists with reducing yellow stains. Be sure to rub your teeth with the banana peel’s inside. Additionally, apply this process after you’ve finished brushing your teeth properly.
3. HEALS HEADACHES/MIGRAINES
Applying the banana peel on your forehead can be very effective in treating a headache. Additionally, you can also place it behind your neck. Again, potassium in the fruit plays a huge role to it actually working. Furthermore, make you’ve refrigerated a fresh banana peel so it can be colder, then place it across the forehead and leave it to warm itself through the skin.
4. REDUCE SCAR APPEARANCES
“Banana peels have the ability to drastically reduce skin irritation such as swelling, redness and scaring.They also contain ‘esterified fatty acids’ which have actually been isolated and incorporated into various lotions that diminish the appearance of scars”. Try the daily process of applying a fresh banana peel on top of the visible scar for overnight(you can cover/hold with a cloth) and you’ll see the amazing results in just a month.
5. ASSIST IN FALLING ASLEEP
Bananas scientifically contain a thing called melatonic, which is a hormone that maintains your sleep cycle properly. Add the fresh peels into a pot of boiling water, leave to simmer for at least 12 minutes, strain and serve as tea. You dont necessarily have to use the peel only, you can just throw the whole fruit in, for taste.
*Other benefits of Banana peels:
6. HEALS ITCHY SKIN
7. TREAT PIMPLES/ACNE
8. REMOVES BLEMISHES
9. REDUCES PUFFINESS ON YOUR EYES
10. WRINKLE REDUCER
11. USE AS SILVER/LEATHER POLISH
12. USE FOR MAKING YOUR MEAT TENDER
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